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Adding 12v Auxiliary Power Circuit To 2013 Chevrolet Traverse To Charge Battery In Camper

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I have 2013 chevy Traverse with tow package. purchased little Guy 2007 small tear trailer has 4 pin harness. want to convert that to have tow vehicle charge battery of trailer. Do not want to change entire harness which functions well what is easiest way . is there an adapter that I can plug 4 pin into that will add the charging circuit or do I need to cut the wires for a new connector.

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The easiest way to add the 12v auxiliary power circuit to your 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is by using the # ETBC7L which will plug into your factory 4-way connector and give you a 7-way and 4-way connector. You will also need no drill mounting bracket # 18140

With that done you will need to replace the connector on your 2007 Little Guy tear camper with the # PK12706 to replace your 4-way connector, and more # 10-1-1 to run from the 7-way to the battery on your camper.

This will put a maintenance charge on your camper battery while it is connected to your vehicle, but will not be able to charge the battery if it is dead. For that you would need to use a battery charger like the # 329-GENIUS5 while the trailer is not in use.

I included video reviews of the products mentioned and a link to a helpful article on wiring for you to take a look at.

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